Bookbinding: Concertina Books that Fold, Flap and Flip

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Learn concertina bookbinding skills with our handcrafts courses at the Owl & Lion online & in Sydney!

Learn to fold, cut, paste, and sew papers into beautiful books. This course focus on Core Skills that is fundamental to Bookbinding.

You will be amazed at what you can achieve and learn in a couple of hours. Take folding and cutting to a new level, when we challenge your creativity on making innovative books and paper structures.

Through the process of making these book structure designs, you learn important techniques that will get you on your bookbinding journey in no time.

Create books in five distinct folding projects with us:

  • Concertina Books - Learn to fold, cut and design many variations
  • Envelope Books - Fun and great for Artists Books
  • Flag Book - A multi-layered flap book
  • Magic Flip Square Book
  • Star Book
  • and many more!

All tools and materials provided for, we use good quality art paper and there will be a large selection of decorative papers to choose from, to finish your books in style.

For our online workshops, a material kit will be delivered to you for an additional cost. Please pay at checkout.

Who is this concertina books course for?

  • This is workshop is aimed at anyone who is curious and interested in learning some bookbinding skills.
  • This is a technical workshop: No experience necessary, but the workshop requires a certain level of capability and confidence in using sharp instruments and being able to follow verbal instructions is expected.

Please note, the workshop requires good hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and cutting with a sharp knife, students must-have capability and confidence with this. You should be able to follow verbal instructions and health and safety information. Have basic numeracy to do accurate measurements and calculations.

Course venue

The Owl & Lion Studio or Online via Zoom.

The Owl & Lion

Suite 6.05
Precinct 75
75 Mary Street, St Peters

The Owl & Lion Bindery is situated in a Creative Precinct alongside specialty Lifestyle shops, Art and Design Studios, a Craft Brewery, cafes, food trucks and a Coffee Roaster. Start your Bookbinding Journey, in the heart of Sydney Inner West and learn from Master Bookbinder Isabelle McGowan who has taught in Europe for over 15 years.

Public transport

Approx. 7 minutes walk from St Peters or Sydenham station.

Parking

Lots of onsite parking available. Car parking access can also be from Edith St, St Peters.

Online

  • Class will be held online via Zoom. Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Materials and tools will be sent to you for an additional fee. Please ensure we have your preferred delivery address, and allow approximately 3 working days to receive your kit.
  • Requirement: A device with a web camera and stable internet connection.
  • Tools you will need to provide yourself: ruler, pencil, paper knife, and a cutting mat

We provide

All tools and materials, we use good quality art paper and there will be a large selection of decorative papers to choose from, to finish your books in style.

Additional information

Classes Online Courses

Bookbinding: Concertina Books that Fold, Flap and Flip

<p>Learn concertina bookbinding skills with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/handcrafts">handcrafts courses</a> at the <a href="https://www.owlandlion.com/">Owl &amp

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$140 Limited inc GST / $105 / $112 / $126
This class will now be held online via Zoom. Enrolments close on Monday 15 November 2021 to ensure your kit arrives in time for your class.
Bookbinding: Concertina Books that Fold, Flap and Flip

<p>Learn concertina bookbinding skills with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/handcrafts">handcrafts courses</a> at the <a href="https://www.owlandlion.com/">Owl &amp

...
$140 Limited inc GST / $105 / $112 / $126
This class will now be held online via Zoom. Enrolments close on Tue 16 November to ensure the material kits can be delivered to you in time.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Bookbinding: Concertina Books that Fold, Flap and Flip

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  • said: Tutor patient explaining and re-explaining how to do the various folds.

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